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sit-down

(sĭt′doun′)
n.
1. A work stoppage in which the workers refuse to leave their place of employment until their demands are considered or met. Also called sit-down strike.
2. An obstruction of normal activity by the act of a large group sitting down in public to express a grievance or protest.
3. Informal An act, instance, or period of sitting.
4. Informal A meal for people seated at a table.
adj.
1. Performed or accomplished while sitting down: a sit-down discussion; a sit-down protest.
2. Intended for people seated at a table: a sit-down dinner for 12.

sit′-down`



adj.
1. done or accomplished while sitting down.
2. (of a meal or food) served to or intended for persons seated at a table.
n.
4. sit-in.
5. a period or instance of sitting, as to talk.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sit-down - a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
Translations

sit-down

[ˈsɪtdaʊn]
A. ADJ [meal] → servido en la mesa
they gave us a sit-down lunchnos ofrecieron un almuerzo servido en la mesa
sit-down protestsentada f
sit-down strikehuelga f de brazos caídos, sentada f
B. N I must have a sit-downtengo que sentarme a descansar un rato

sit-down

n (inf: = rest) → Verschnaufpause f (inf)
adj attr to stage a sit-down strikeeinen Sitzstreik abhalten; a sit-down mealeine richtige Mahlzeit

sit-down

[ˈsɪtˌdaʊn]
1. adj a sit-down strikesciopero bianco (con occupazione del posto di lavoro)
a sit-down meal → un pranzo (a tavola)
2. n (fam) to have a sit-downsedersi un momento
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